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Nov 15, 2012 9:00pm PST
. >> ryssdal: wow. "john ward voted with criminal coddling liberal activists." "are high energy prices killing you?" "john ward had a choice." instead you raised their taxes. "mothers against child predators." "certified to be true and accurate." >> well, yeah, you can say anything you want. >> ryssdal: so these went out a week before the election. >> less than that, within the last four days. you have no time to respond that way. >> ryssdal: ward lost that primary to mike miller by just 24 votes. >> one of the biggest shockers of the primary election that year, because he was thought to be in safe shape politically, a conservative republican, but got picked off by these groups. >> the impact of receiving these graphic things right before you went to the polls. it was very, very effective. >> ryssdal: john ward wasn't alone. these kinds of flyers started to show up in mailboxes all across montana in 2008. it was something new. the tone and tactics rubbed some people the wrong way and a complaint was filed that soon led to an investigation. what nobody could foresee, thought, was
PBS
Nov 8, 2012 9:00pm PST
means for candidates in the republican side is if you buy into green energy or if you play footsie on this issue, you do so at your political peril. >> you do, absolutely. and that's a big change, and it is important. again, i remember four, five or even three years ago, john, a lot of republicans, they would play games with this. they'd say, "okay, oh gosh, i think i need a green energy agenda. but i won't go all the way and support cap-and-trade." they did. they tried to walk down the middle and that's wrong. i think it's philosophically inconsistent, but it's also politically disadvantageous. and we've worked hard to make that so, by the way. the left has had the edge as long as i can remember. they march out to the towns, do whatever they are told to do... one thing we've changed with afp, is we now have an army too. and we can do calls and e-mails and letters and rallies, events, and pressure. and i think that's made a big difference. our side didn't have that five or six years ago on this iue. we do now. i do think it's a new day for that reason. (applause) >> hockenberry: th
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